Laundry Rooms and Mudrooms take a beating. They get tons of foot traffic and often get a lot of dirt and grime your other floors don’t have to suffer. But you don’t have to sacrifice style to get a durable floor. Eckard’s Flooring Design Center stocks hundreds of flooring options that are durable, practical, and very attractive. The key to choosing good laundry room and mudroom flooring is thinking about how you and your family will use the room.
Factors to Consider WHen Choosing a Laundry Room Floor
- Soil and water will probably be tracked in from the outside (that’s why it’s called a “mud” room)
- Floor may get bleach, detergent or other chemical spills
- Moisture from laundry machines or wet laundry may accumulate
- The laundry room is often where the water heater is placed
- Floor may be likely to get wet and become slippery
Luxury Vinyl Flooring for Your Laundry Room or Mudroom
Vinyl has come a long way since the peel and stick products you might remember as a kid. Luxury viny plank can look almost identical to hardwood and is a lot more resilient, especially in high moisture areas like a laundry room / mudroom. Luxury vinyl products are usually grouped by the surfaces they resemble: wood or stone. Luxury vinyl plank is designed to look like planks of hardwood. Luxury vinyl tile is designed to look like stone or ceramic. Either is a great choice for a mudroom or laundry room.
Your Water Heater and Your Laundry Room Floor
The laundry room is often where your hot water heater tank will be stored. When your hot water heater is in your laundry room, you will want to choose a flooring that can support the hot water heater. You will probably also want to be certain that if the hot water heater breaks, your floor will not be damaged. Standard hot water heaters usually last for about 10 years. This is another reason laminate flooring is a great choice for a laundry room. It is tough enough to handle water from a leaky water heater, and resilient enough to handle the load of the water heater.
Luxury Vinyl is Stain and Soil Resistant
Luxury vinyl products are great at blocking out mud and chemicals from a laundry room or mud room. They are an engineered product designed to handle the spills and moisture of a hard-working room like your laundry room or mud room.